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Wits GIS course prepares professionals for the future workforce

Geographical Information System (GIS) platforms are becoming the preferred platform for visualising and analysing mining data in multiple dimensions, making the Wits Mining Institute’s (WMI) upcoming GIS course a must-attend for mining professionals. Due to the high demand of the course at international level, this year the course – GIS …

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Doctored diesel is dangerous

In response to an article that appeared in Fin 24 on June 15th of this year, Gwede Mantashe, the Minister of Mineral resources and Energy, warned of the use of illuminating paraffin (IP) to doctor diesel in an attempt to defraud the revenue services and increase profits. The following article …

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WearCheck acquires Set Point Water Laboratories

Condition monitoring specialist company, WearCheck, has brought their sister company, Set Point Water Laboratories into the fold, adding a new division to WearCheck’s scientific testing structure. The water analysis company is now integrated fully into WearCheck, and forms yet another area of expertise along with WearCheck’s other services, which include …

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BME highlights mining efficiency at Indaba

Getting behind the renewed enthusiasm of the upcoming Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, Omnia Group company BME will be face-to-face with the mining industry at its exhibition booth. “Everyone is looking forward to the interaction at this year’s Indaba, giving a boost to the positive momentum currently …

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Metso Outotec to deliver copper electrowinning technology to Africa

Metso Outotec has been awarded a contract for the delivery of advanced electrowinning equipment to a copper cathode production plant in Africa. The order value amounting to approximately EUR 11 million is booked in Minerals’ Q2/2022 orders received. Metso Outotec’s scope of delivery includes the supply of basic engineering and …

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President Cyril Ramaphosa to attend Mining Indaba 2022

The President of South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa, is confirmed to attend 2022 Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place in Cape Town from 9 – 12 May 2022. The President will deliver a Keynote Address on Tuesday, 10 May. The President’s attendance, along with Minister of Mineral Resources and …

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Empower your maintenance workforce with WearCheck training courses

The condition monitoring sector is one which is constantly evolving and developing to incorporate innovation and boost efficiency. It is for this reason that ongoing training is essential to keep the maintenance crew at the forefront of technological advancements within the industry. WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who oversees the …

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Russia-Ukraine War, its implication on Africa Mining

The invasion of Ukraine by Russia triggered a global chain reaction of humanitarian, diplomatic, and economic crises. These aggravated the existing crises, which Covid-19 had exacerbated. The value of nickel skyrocketed as a result of these chain reactions. The price of the precious metal, which is used in the manufacture …

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Truck brands supply-chain disruptions set to put pressure on vehicle prices

Tata International Africa and Tata Africa Holdings MD Len Brand believe that there is no end in sight for the current supply-chain disruptions affecting truck brands. “These disruptions will eventually put pressure on vehicle prices, resulting in a negative impact on truck sales.” Brand says the shortage in components owing …

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